Candidate Q&A: Jeffrey Caggiano Candidate For Bristol Council District 1

The Roundup has once again sent questionnaires to every local candidate running for public office in this year’s election. In an effort to properly inform voters, their answers are unedited. The goal is to give the candidates the opportunity to offer their thoughts on issues directly to their constitutes. In return, it gives voters the … Continue reading Candidate Q&A: Jeffrey Caggiano Candidate For Bristol Council District 1

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Bristol NAACP to Host Municipal Candidate Town Hall Forum

On October 7th at 6:00 pm-8:00 pm candidates for Municipal office including the Mayor, City Council, and Board of Education present themselves and their ideas to the Bristol community ahead of the November 5th election day. "The NAACP is proud to to sponsor this annual forum which gives the public an opportunity to ask the … Continue reading Bristol NAACP to Host Municipal Candidate Town Hall Forum

Governor Lamont Announces Enactment of Law Raising the Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

Governor Ned Lamont is reminding Connecticut residents that a new law he championed and signed earlier this year raising the age to legally purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 took effect on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The governor is encouraging retail store owners and operators to educate their employees on the implementation of the … Continue reading Governor Lamont Announces Enactment of Law Raising the Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

Voting for Your Mayor & Councilperson is More Important Than You Think

In about a month, voters will go the polls and vote in their municipal elections. They will choose candidates from either the Republican or Democratic parties to serve either as mayor or city/town council member.In a year when foreign affairs and populist agendas have commanded attention, the enduring importance of local government has been easy … Continue reading Voting for Your Mayor & Councilperson is More Important Than You Think

13 new laws that go into effect on Oct 1st

October starts next week with a host of new laws that will go into effect on the first of the month. These new laws run the gamut. Here’s a look at 13 of them: Smoking Age Raised To 21 The smoking age will go from 18 to 21 in Connecticut. IT also requires online e-cigarette … Continue reading 13 new laws that go into effect on Oct 1st

Connecticut Dems Rewrite Bill That Would Have Allowed Bear Hunting

CT News Junkie reports the Environment Committee Democrats flexed their muscles Monday and completely rewrote a bill that would have allowed a black bear hunt in Litchfield County. The new bill expands the current law for issuing permits to deal with nuisance wildlife. Rep. Michael DeMicco, D-Farmington, said the new language adopted by the committee … Continue reading Connecticut Dems Rewrite Bill That Would Have Allowed Bear Hunting

Can Local Republicans & Democrats Agree to Talk About the State’s Aging Infrastructure?

Governor Ned Lamont and a group of transportation advocates joined near the Devon Bridge in Milford this week to call for increased investments in the state’s aging infrastructure and used the crumbling bridge as an example that Connecticut needs to act now. The 114-year-old bridge is in serious need of replacement and has long surpassed … Continue reading Can Local Republicans & Democrats Agree to Talk About the State’s Aging Infrastructure?

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Reading to Elementary Students

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the 22nd annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to students from Edgewood School, Hubbell Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary Schools. As part of the annual event, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato read Dr. Seuss’ book “Wacky Wednesday” and “She Persisted” by Chelsea … Continue reading Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Reading to Elementary Students